Miller - he didn’t just shoot himself in the foot, he shot off both legs. He has 900K+ is funds he can only spend for a run, but up to now has been all but silent.
Treadwall - No thanks. Too plain-Jane, no fight in him. Also no money or organization.
Dan Sullivan (NOT the mayor)
Daniel S. Sullivan (born in Fairview Park, Ohio) is the former Alaska Commissioner of Natural Resources, appointed by Governor Sean Parnell in December 2010. He was unanimously confirmed by the Alaska Legislature the following April. Being from Outside will hurt in some areas.
Before assuming the nonpartisan post of natural resources commissioner, Sullivan served as the Republican Attorney General of Alaska from June 2009 until December 2010. He was appointed attorney general in June 2009 by then-Governor Sarah Palin.
He resigned from his post in early-December 2010 after Gov. Parnell tapped him to head the state’s Department of Natural Resources.
Sullivan has served in the United States Marine Corps since 1993. He transitioned from active duty to the reserves in 1997 as a infantry and reconnaissance officer. He has been recalled twice since joining the reserves, most recently in 2009 in order to work on a strategy report for then-Commander of U.S. Central Command General David Petraeus.
Before entering public service, he was an attorney for the firm Perkins Coie, LLP. Sullivan earned his B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and his J.D/M.S. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Aside from his credentials as a statewide official Sullivan’s government experience includes several years working for the federal government in various capacities under former President George W. Bush. Sullivan was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs - serving as senior adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State on “international economic, energy, trade, finance, transportation, telecommunications and Arctic policies” - as well as Director in the International Economics Directorate of the National Security Council and White House National Economic Council staffs.
Marine. Lawyer. Well rounded experience in gov’t.
My kind of guy.
Sara Palin. She been making noise, bu hasn’t filed.
As an aside, most the dough coming in from “Alaskans for Begich” is Outside money.
The Dems will be pouring the dough in here to keep the seat safely D. Even tho Lisa Mar-cow-ski seems to vote mostly with the Dems, she’s still listed as a R. For now.
As they say, it will be quite the contest...
Thanks for the extensive info on Sullivan.
Begich is very much hoping he divides the non-Miller vote with Treadwell, clearing the path for Miller to be the nominee. However, I think if we back Sullivan early on, get the primary done with as little bloodshed as possible, we’ll be in good standing.